In honor of the new Vampire Academy book coming out in December and confirmation that the movie adaption is not just a rumor, i have decided to post my dream cast for the movie. For those who don’t know, the Vampire ACademy is a series of supernatural books that have become my fav book series. What i like most about is that it isn’t another book about a naive human girl falling in love with a mysterious vamp. The characters are well interesting and complex, the relationships are believable, it actually has a plot, and while the mythology is a bit complicated the book manages to stay easy to follow. Also, this would be the first time a book series i like is being turned into a movie.
SOme of the character i list don’t appear till the later books, but i felt like adding them anyways. Also, i am only casting the characters listed in the wiki entry for the series(with the exception of Tatina)
Deborah Ann Woll as Rose Hathaway. I think she has the versatility to pull off both Rose’s spunkier side as well as her more vulnerable side, and i think she has the charisma and likability to play the main character. And as a fellow blogger mentioned on another post, “She’s absolutely awesome”
Leven Rambin as Lissa Dragomir. This one was a tough one to cast, mainly because the character starts off rather reserved/quiet, and slowly becomes stronger throughout the books. And i’ve found that if a reserved/quiet character is miscast they end up looking dull(I actually think reserved/quiet characters can be hard to pull off, as the actor/actress has to do more work to bring life into the role). And i think her performance as Riley Dawson from TSCC showed that she can play the reserved part without coming off dull but also show strength when needed. Amy Adams did come to mind when thinking of someone for this role due to her role in doubt, but i’m not sure she would be able to capture the strength the character gains through the course of the books.
Alexander Skarsgard as Dimitri Belikov. This one also wasn’t easy to cast, as he is a rather important character in the series. I feel the actor played this role would have to be able to switch between badass and vulnerable, as the character generally hides his feelings a lot, mostly during the first book. AFter seeing his performance as Eric in True Blood, i think he has the acting chops for the role.
Ian Somerhalder as CHristian Ozero. In the books Christian is a love interest for Lissa. I feel what the actor for this role needs to be able to do is capture both Christians sarcasm and vulnerability, and i think ian has shown he can do that with his role as Damon in The Vampire Diaries(While i haven’t always been a fan of the character, i think he’s a good actor). And i think he would be able to pull off the romantic aspect as well. I was possibly worried he might be too old for the role, but considering his character is in his late teens when the first book starts and his character isn’t immortal so i don’t think that would be too much of a problem. I did contemplate putting Thomas Decker for this role, but i’m not totally sure he could pull off the sarcasm part.
James McAvory as Adrian Ivashkov(AKA my favorite male character in the series.) At first(in the second book) he appears to be just a mildly annoying playboy, but he becomes so much more. The actor playing this role would have to be rather versatile, as his character kind of wavers between sensitive soul and rebellious pervert, and the actor playing this role would have to be able to switch between these two sides. After seeing James in Atonement, The Last King of Scotland and Wanted i believe he has the versatility required for this role.
Candice Accola as Mia Rinaldi. Another one i discovered through the Vampire Diaries, i think she has demonstrated the versatility necessary for this role. Mia changes a lot through the books, so i feel it is important that the actress is able to play the transformation the character goes through.
Thomas Dekker as Eddie Castile. Thomas is someone who i would like to see in more movies, and i think this part is perfect for him. he actor playing this role would have to be able to portray the trauma that the character goes through in one of the later books, and i think Thomas would have no problem showing that.
Amanda Seyfreid as Natlalie Dashkov. I feel it is important that the actress be able to portray a innocent quality, and i feel Amanda could do that well. The role would also require some versatility due to plot related reasons, and i feel Amanda has that as well.
Amy Acker as Janine Hathaway. Amy acker imo is a highly underrated actress, and one of the most versatile actress’s i’ve seen. I don’t think she would have any problem portraying Janine’s conflicted emotions as a parent.
Kristen Bell as Sydney. I think Kristen has shown a talent for playing witty characters, so i think this role is right up her alley. And the role would also give her room to to portray deeper emotions, which i think she can after seeing her in Veronica Mars.
I welcome any feedback positive or negative on my choices. Also, if there are other actors/actress’s that you think would be better for the role tell me. Also, i may change it at a later date. I realized after making the cast that i realized i forgot to take the characters physical descriptions into account, so i may change specific roles around